People - Jonathan H. Bari

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Photo Jon BariJon Bari is President of Bari Consulting Group which provides expert witness services on digital identity, performs management consulting services and develops entrepreneurial ventures.

Jon also serves as the President of The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia.

Additionally, Jon is as an Adjunct Professor of Business at Temple University’s Fox School of Business where he teaches strategic planning.

Jon’s thought leadership and expertise in digital identity, online identification and authentication, as well as online privacy and security issues has been honed through his work on various matters including being:

  • Principal inventor of United States Patent entitled, "Method and system for secure registration, storage, management and linkage of personal authentication credentials data over a network." United States Patent Number 7,155,739, filed on January 14, 2000 and issued on December 26, 2006 (principal inventor of U.S. Patent 7,155,739, and corresponding international patent issued in Israel, Patent #150728). Sold patent portfolio to VeriSign.
  • One of the contributing authors to the initial Specifications of the Liberty Alliance, the global identity consortium working to build a more trusted Internet for consumers, governments and businesses worldwide.
  • Invited to testify in front of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on online identification and authentication as well as Internet competition in September 2001.

Previously, Jon has worked with various high profile companies in the following roles:

  • Chairman & CEO - Catavault, a single sign-on security software firm that eliminated the need for multiple authentication credentials such as user names, PINs and passwords (Time Warner Cable was its largest client).
  • Vice President, Business Development - MoreCom, a cable TV software concern in the IPTV arena (acquired by Liberate Technologies for approximately $561 million).
  • Director, Business Development - Time Warner’s Road Runner High Speed Online (Road Runner was spun off as a separate entity after receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in equity stake investments from the likes of Compaq).
  • Analyst and Business Development Consultant - Comcast Online Communications launch team (started when Comcast had 48 trial homes in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, which evolved into Comcast High-Speed Internet and the nation's largest broadband provider with over 11 million subscribers).
  • Account Executive - EZ Communications/WIOQ-FM (Q102) in Philadelphia (clients included Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola and Sears).

In 2005, Jon received the Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award which recognized Jon’s labor of love with The Constitutional and honored “proven performers in their respective industries and communities.”

Jon is the Peer Chair to Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute in Philadelphia. Jon also serves on the Advisory Board of Solution Media. Jon has also served as a Fellow of the Irwin L. Gross eBusiness Institute at Temple’s Fox School of Business. Jon previously was on the National Advisory Board of DoctorQuality; it was subsequently acquired by Quantros in 2003.

Sample Speaking Engagements

  • Temple University’s Fox School of Business
  • University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School - Leadership in the Business World
  • eTV World
  • Friends of Independence National Historical Park, Board of Directors
  • Anti-Defamation League’s Board of Directors, Philadelphia and Glass Leadership Institute

Education

  • BA, University of Pennsylvania
  • MBA, Columbia Business School

Personal

  • Jon works and lives in Center City Philadelphia along with his wife, Leslie, and their daughter, Lexi.
  • Jon is an aspiring author and politician.

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